This band is a musical ambassador for gospel in New Orleans, contemporary and traditional. Along with it's leader who has been dubbed as the "New Orleans Prince of Gospel" they represent the New Orleans church community, New Orleans gospel community and New Orleans recording artist in general.Share
Stellar Award Nominee, LyleE.Henderson began singing when he was 5 years old, on a chair, in front of a national church convention audience at a General Assembly of THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD. Since Then he has performed with such Gospel greats as the late O'Landa Draper, Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar recording choir, Trin-i-tee-5-7, Earnest Pugh, The Mississippi Mass Choir, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children, to name a few...
He has also performed with such Jazz greats as Terence Blanchard, Jubilant Sykes, Davell Crawford, & Marva Wright.
Lyle began a career briefly as an R&B DJ on New Orleans' based FM98 and simultaneously 5 years as a Gospel radio announcer in 1988 on WYLD Radio. He has been a member of the GMWA Gospel Announcers' Guild and a member of the New Orleans Chapter for 22 years.
Since 1998, Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL have been a regular attraction in the Gospel Tent at the world acclaimed Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL have traveled to Italy 4 times for a multi-city Italian tour, including performances at the world famous Umbria Jazz Festival. Lyle has also performed in various cities in Switzerland, Canada, Jamaica, and countless cities throughout the USA. In 2001, members of the Louisiana and New Orleans media began to dub him as the NEW ORLEANS PRINCE OF GOSPEL.
In 2008, Lyle was commissioned by the Disney Animation Film Company to produce and Gospelize a Randy Newman song, called Dig A Little Deeper. Lyle and his special events singers, Pinnacle Gospel Choir, loaned their voices to 2 of the songs that will be featured in the 2009 release of The Princess and the Frog.
Having submitted to the disciplines of Journalism, Mass Communications, and Music Performance at Xavier University of Lousiana, Mr. Henderson is a vocalist, Worship & Praise Leader, Author, Editor, Ghostwriter, and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thats the history of the Prince ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the rest is the future!
Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-El
"I cannot go back"
"Live At GloryLand"